When you register a domain, ICANN requires Google Domains to publish the registrant’s name and other contact information in the WHOIS directory. The WHOIS directory is open to the public, which means published contact information is available to anyone at any time.
At Google Domains, we understand that many users want to keep their personal contact information private. Google Domains provides free privacy-protection options for most domain endings that allow you to make some, or all, of your information private.
Find out if privacy protection is available
To find out if your domain ending allows privacy protection and who the privacy provider is for your domain ending, follow these steps:
- Go to Domain ending (TLD) reference.
- Click your domain ending and go to the DNS reference section.
- Go to Allows WHOIS privacy. If Yes, then privacy protection is available for your domain. Learn how to turn privacy protection on or off for your domain.
- Go to WHOIS privacy provider for details on which company provides the privacy service for your domain ending.
WHOIS privacy providers
When privacy protection is on, we replace your name and personal contact information with the following contact information:
- Contact Privacy: The privacy provider for domain endings where Google Domains is the registrar of record.
- WhoisProxy: The privacy provider for domain endings where Key Systems is the registrar of record. To find out who your registrar of records is, go to Understand your registrar or record.
Google Domains doesn’t offer privacy protection for all domain endings. Registries, the organizations that manage domain endings, have policies prohibiting the use of privacy protection for certain domain endings.
For privacy information about specific domain endings, go to Domain ending (TLD) reference.